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Carbon Trust launches Wind Yield Estimation Tool
by Peter at 2009-04-21 19:16:30 (Blog::Peter)
In March 2009 the Carbon Trust launched their new Wind Yield Estimator Tool which enables you to estimate the local annual mean wind speed at your chosen location in the UK and the annual yield and carbon savings of small wind turbines. It can be found on the CT web site.

The site requires you register, but results can then be saved.

I found the tool a little fiddly to use, but worth the effort as the results seem useful and a helpful check on manufacturer or installer estimates.

CT say the Wind Yield Estimation Tool enables you to estimate the local annual mean wind speed at your chosen location in the UK and the annual yield and carbon savings of a small wind turbine. The tool is intended for guidance purposes only.

The calculation methodology has been developed by the Met Office and Entec following a research project commissioned by the Carbon Trust.

In order to make a calculation you will need details of:

a. The place under consideration for installation of a turbine, including the specific location (defined by grid reference* or postcode) and general character (e.g rural, woodland, etc)

and

b. The turbine it is planned to install, including its height (rotor mid-height) and power curve. Manufacturers should supply this in their literature. In the absence of power curve data, it is possible to estimate the local annual mean wind speed but it is not possible to obtain an estimate of energy yield or carbon savings).

The data entered can be saved for review or editing at a later date.

* UK grid references can be found at the Multimap site.

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Peter

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